La Senda Verde was founded in 2003 by Vicky and Marcelo Ossio. The trafficking trade has drastically increased in the last 4 years and as such La Senda Verde has exponentially grown. As a result, the animal population at LSV has more than quadrupled in the past three years to approximately 701 animals (January 2017). La Senda Verde receives new animals monthly if not weekly.
The right person must be trustworthy, responsible and able to work well within a team; capable of working under pressure in a very basic and dynamic environment; able to communicate, direct and work with individuals of different ages and cultures and able to live in Bolivia in a remote location. Ideally must have 5+ years post graduation experience but all applicants considered.
Previous experience in wildlife or exotic medicine a bonus but not essential.
Minimum 6 month contract (1 Month Probation)
6 days per week
5 weeks holiday per year
7.30-5.30 daily but other hours may be necessary
3 meals per day inclusive
Basic housing inclusive
Bolivian Wages – dependent on experience
Good understanding of both Spanish and English ideal but English and Spanish speaking nationals considered.
The role will include working in close association with Vicky the co-founder of the sanctuary; along with all staff members to ensure all animals physiological, psychological, medical and nutritional needs are met.
For more information regarding roles and responsibilities or to apply please email: Hayley Crook at email@example.com
The country this project is based in is listed as a high risk of Zika virus on the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website. Please follow the advice on their website when considering participating in this project.
Dates available throughout the year.
Accommodation & Airport Transfers
Flights, Meals, Travel Insurance, Vaccinations
Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.
The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.
It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.
This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.
UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: www.fco.gov.uk. All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.